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The End Of The Clemson vs. Auburn Game Was Mind-Boggling

Auburn's QB throwing a shuffle plass.

Clemson survived Auburn on the road Saturday night, but it wasn't without controversy. Dabo Swinney's decision making during the game's final minute is being questioned by Tigers fans.

Clemson, holding onto a slim 19-13 lead, faced a 4th-and-4 from Auburn's 17-yard-line. Instead of electing to try a 34-yard field goal to take a two-score lead, Swinney instead had the Tigers try for a first down. Wayne Gallman was stopped for two yards, and Auburn had the ball back with a chance to win the game.

The Tigers then drove down the field, and eventually had two shots at the end zone. Here's how it all ended:

Swinney was asked about the decision after the game. He said he wanted to put the game in the hands of his defense.

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Of course, if Clemson had converted the fourth down call, the game would have been over. But it was an interesting risk.

It may have worked, but it certainly could have backfired, too.